Josh Anderson scored the overtime winner giving the Montreal Canadiens a 3-2 win over the Vegas Golden Knights in Game 3 on Friday night.
The goal came moments after a controversial moment when veteran forward Corey Perry was hit in the face by Jonathan Marchessault’s stick and was forced to leave the game with a bloodied face. The officials did not see the play - or did not call it - and the Habs were stunned to be left without Perry and no power-play in hand.
As Perry left for the dressing room, the Habs continue to work hard on the ice, knowing how lucky they were to even be in overtime. Anderson initially sent the game to OT at 18:05 of the final frame after Marc-Andre Fleury mishandled the puck behind the net, giving the Habs’ forward a wide open net.
Anderson decided he needed the game-winning goal on top of that, and scored as the crowd went wild in the stands. As the team celebrated, Perry left the room when he was getting treated, his face bloodied, and went to the ice to celebrate with this teammates, congratulating each and every one of them despite the gruesome injury.
This is a powerful moment for the Habs, who were handed a tough blow earlier on Friday as Canadiens interim head coach Dominique Ducharme has tested positive for COVID-19 and missed the game.
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The Canadiens leads the series 2-1 with Game 4 to be played Sunday night at the Bell Centre.
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